Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dissolving margins between life, writing, and reading in Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend


Public lecture:
Dissolving margins between life, writing, and reading in Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend
Ferrante’s quadrilogy is a story of female friendship that challenges the patriarchal sexual, social, and linguistic order of post-world war II Italy. I read the intertwined lives of the protagonists, Elena and Lila, as a space of resistance, agency, and creativity and propose that Ferrante is appealing to women to recognise the power of women’s words and to utilise them to create this space.
Speaker:
Prof. Adalgisa Giorgio
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
University of Bath
26 February 6 pm University of Auckland Arts 1 315
Free Entry

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